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Recreating planetary sounds from Mars, Venus


April 3rd, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 3 (IANS) Scientists have for the first time recreated the sound of lightning and whirlwinds from Mars and Venus and also how we would hear human voices on ... Read more...

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Eating five fruits, veggies daily won’t keep cancer at bay


December 1st, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 1 (IANS) Fruit and vegetables do little or nothing to protect us against breast, prostate, bowel, lung and other tumours, says a new study.Instead, the cancer-conscious would be better off ... Read more...

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Eating fruits and vegetables will not protect you from cancer: Study


December 1st, 2010 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): If you thought your five portions of fruit and vegetables a day was keeping cancer at bay, think again.Consuming them will not protect you from cancer as they ... Read more...

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Having facial moles ‘could mean fewer wrinkles, healthier heart’


November 22nd, 2010 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): Having moles is usually a cause for embarrassment, but not any more, according to scientists.A research team from King's College London believes that people with moles have tougher ... Read more...

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Genes linking puberty to body fat in women discovered


November 22nd, 2010 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): In a breakthrough research, scientists have discovered 30 new genes that control the age of sexual maturation in women.Many of these genes are also known to act on ... Read more...

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A tiny dose of Prozac may help relieve women’s monthly misery


September 18th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 18 (ANI): Those five days of the month when women suffer pain and emotional stress of PMS may soon become a thing of the past, as Prozac can be a ... Read more...

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Smell of toast ‘takes us back to childhood’


September 14th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 14 (ANI): The reason as to why many Britons still prefer to start their day with toast has much to do with the subconscious, scientists reveal.Researchers at Cardiff University's school ... Read more...

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Toast is Britain’s favourite smell


September 11th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 11 (ANI): A study has revealed that the toast is Britons' favourite smell, bringing back comforting memories of childhood.The study conducted by scientists at Cardiff University for the Flour Advisory ... Read more...

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Picture of Darwin’s family tree discovered


August 25th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): A photograph of the Charles Darwin's family tree-the Galton-Darwin-Wedgwood pedigree-first exhibited in 1932, has been found in the archives of Truman State University.A poster of the pedigree was ... Read more...

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DNA can predict which Chernobyl species are at risk of radioactive damage


August 21st, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 21 (ANI): DNA could be the key to predict which species In Chernobyl are likely to be most severely damaged by radioactive contamination, according to scientists.The secret to a species' ... Read more...

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Growth hormone ‘leads to breast cancer’


May 17th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 17 (ANI): A hormone that boosts growth in kids may lead to breast cancer, and women with high levels are at higher risk, according to a new study by UK ... Read more...

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‘Biodiversity benefits of organic farming are small’


May 6th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): A new research from the University of Leeds has suggested that organic farms may be seen as wildlife friendly, but the benefits to birds, bees and butterflies don't ... Read more...

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New test for early diagnosis of osteoarthritis


April 23rd, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington April 23 (ANI): Scientists have identified novel ways of measuring biological markers in the blood, which could be used to diagnose osteoarthritis earlier.The new biochemical test called metabolomics allows the scientists ... Read more...

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Obese kids sleep less


April 9th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 9 (ANI): Overweight or obese children tend to sleep less, a study has found.The study claimed "sleep deficit" among school-going kids would hinder their performance at school right through the ... Read more...

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Strong ’sweet tooth’ in kids linked to alcoholism, depression


February 11th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): Children with an extra-sweet tooth may be depressed or at higher risk of alcohol problems in adulthood, researchers say.According to scientists at the Monell Chemical Senses Center, certain ... Read more...

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Genetic variant linked to ageing in humans identified


February 8th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 8 (ANI): An international team of scientists has identified certain genetic variants that appear to cause biological ageing in humans.After analysing more than 500,000 genetic variations across the entire human ... Read more...

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Smells of toast, perfume, washing powder ‘make a house a home’


December 18th, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 18 (ANI): Toast, perfume and washing powder are the smells that make a house a home, according to experts.The new study claims that when you walk through the door of ... Read more...

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Stonehenge’s ‘little sister’ discovered by archaeologists in England


October 3rd, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 3 (ANI): Archaeologists have discovered Stonehenge's 'little sister', dubbed 'Bluehenge', which is located a mile away from Britain's famous circle of prehistoric standing stones.According to a report in the ... Read more...

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Evidence points towards methane seeping from Arctic sea bed


August 19th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 19 (ANI): A team of scientists has said that they have evidence that the powerful greenhouse gas methane is escaping from the Arctic sea bed.According to a report by ... Read more...

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Heating of Arctic current contributes to global warming


August 16th, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 16 (ANI): Scientists have found that the warming of the northward-flowing West Spitsbergen current in the Arctic over the last thirty years has contributed to global warming by triggering the ... Read more...

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Vegetarians develop ‘fewer’ cancers


July 1st, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 1 (ANI): Vegetarians may be less likely than meat eaters to develop cancers of the blood, bladder and stomach, suggests a study.Lead researcher Professor Tim Key, however, insists that this ... Read more...

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Women with high emotional intelligence ‘have more fun in bed’


May 12th, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 12 (ANI): Women with high emotional intelligence (EI) have better sex lives, according to a new study.Emotional intelligence is the ability to monitor and manage emotions in oneself and ... Read more...

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Brit mums misled to overfeed babies: Experts


May 4th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4 (ANI): Large number of Brit babies might be at a risk of turning obese because their mums have been told to fatten them up the wrong way, say experts.According ... Read more...

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Formula for perfect spot kick revealed


March 24th, 2009 - 10:51 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): University eggheads have unveiled a formula for the perfect spot kick leaving no excuse for footballers whore prone to fluffing penalties.Researchers, who studied hour after hour of ... Read more...

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Vegetarian diet slashes cancer risk


March 17th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 17 (ANI): A vegetarian diet could help protect against cancer, new research suggests.Writing in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers, who analyzed 52,700 men and women, found that ... Read more...

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Mending broken hearts with skin stem cells possible


February 13th, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) After turning skin cells back into stem cells successfully, scientists now have proof that they can indeed form specialised cells making up heart muscle. University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-M) ... Read more...

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Women smell of onion while males of cheese


January 29th, 2009 - 10:51 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 29 (ANI): Women smell of onions while men are more likely to whiff of cheese, says scientists after sniffing both sexes armpits.The bizarre research, which investigated the distinctive armpit ... Read more...

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Geoengineering could prove to be weapon to combat global warming in future


January 28th, 2009 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): If scientists have their way, geoengineering could well be the future weapon to combat global warming and cool the climate.This is the conclusion of a the first ... Read more...

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Too much holiday TV can increase kids health risk


January 1st, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 1(ANI): A new study has found that too much television during school holidays can put children at greater health risks.In the study over 4500 Australian school children, the researchers ... Read more...

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Obesity can raise inflammation risk


October 18th, 2008 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): Being obese can raise illness risk as it negatively impacts body''s internal chemistry, a new research has shown.Researchers from United States found that levels of white blood ... Read more...

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Just one chemo jab can cure testicle cancer


October 6th, 2008 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 6 (ANI): Just a single dose of chemotherapy drug can help cure a common form of testicular cancer in many patients, according to a new study.Researchers at Southampton ... Read more...

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Healthy lifestyle does boost longevity


September 16th, 2008 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 16 (ANI): Eating an ultra-healthy diet, doing regular exercise and relaxation exercises can boost levels of an enzyme vital for guarding against age-related cell damage, according to a new ... Read more...

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Pumping sulphur gas into atmosphere could slow down global warming


May 20th, 2008 - 12:23 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 20 (ANI): An Australian scientist has proposed a radical solution to slow down global warming, by suggesting a technique which would place sulphur gas into the Earths stratosphere to ... Read more...

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Scientists explain how genes control blood proteins important to health


May 9th, 2008 - 3:12 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 9 (ANI): A new study has shown that its not just diet or lifestyle that affect our health, by finding that genes also regulate levels of many blood proteins ... Read more...

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Gene that can lead to kidney failure identified


April 29th, 2008 - 4:15 pm ICT by admin
London, April 29 (ANI): Researchers from Imperial College London, the Medical Research Council (MRC), and other international institutions have identified a gene that can cause the kidney to become inflamed something ... Read more...

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